Franklin Theatre

    Our Story


    Our enduring romance with the Franklin Theatre began in the summer of 1937 when the marquee first illuminated Main Street, invited Middle Tennesseans to buy a ticket – and laugh, cry and dream. Inside the theater walls, moviegoers enjoyed fresh popcorn, afternoon matinees and first kisses. They walked away with a lifetime of memories.

    Over the next 70 years, the world changed a lot – but the Franklin Theatre stood as a testament to a simpler way of life. But time eventually took its toll on the venerable movie house, and the doors closed in 2007 under the pressing of rising rents and the trend toward mega-theaters.

    Enter the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. Rather than lose the heart of Main Street, the nonprofit preservation group stepped in to buy and rehabilitate the historic landmark. After three years of work – and an investment of more than $8 million – the historic Franklin Theatre re-emerged better than ever.

    The new Franklin Theatre continues the cherished tradition of showing movies, but also adds a new dimension to Main Street – live music. With a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, and undeniable charm, the Franklin Theatre is destined to be an entertainment and cultural icon for years to come.

    Venue Details
    Working Hours
    • Weekdays
      12:00 - 5:00
    • Saturday
      09:00 - 23:59
    • Sunday
      09:00 - 23:59
    Venue Map
    Events of the Venue
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    August 4, 2021
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    August 5, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for August 5th, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    August 6, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for August 6th, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    August 8, 2021
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    August 13, 2021
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    August 14, 2021
    These shows have been rescheduled for August 14, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    August 19, 2021
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    August 20, 2021
    Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch him in the act.
    August 21, 2021
    The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.
    August 21, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for August 21, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    August 24, 2021
    Plain faced Fanny Brice rises to stardom on the New York Vaudeville Stage and maintains a turbulent marriage with suave gambler Nick Arnstein.
    August 29, 2021
    Jeff `The Dude' Leboswki is mistaken for Jeffrey Lebowski, who is The Big Lebowski. Which explains why he's roughed up and has his precious rug peed on. In search of recompense, The Dude tracks down his namesake, who offers him a job. His wife has been kidnapped and he needs a reliable bagman. Aided and hindered by his pals Walter Sobchak, a Vietnam vet, and Donny, master of stupidity.
    September 3, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for September 3, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    September 4, 2021
    These concerts have been rescheduled for September 4, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new dates


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    September 9, 2021
    John McEuen and the Circle Band  Will the Circle Be Unbroken When John initiated the Will the Circle Be Unbroken album with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band it brought together the icons of Bluegrass, Country, and West coast country rock:...
    September 11, 2021
    These performances are rescheduled to September 11, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.



    Part of the Family Spotlight Series
    September 12, 2021
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    September 13, 2021
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    September 17, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for September 17, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    September 18, 2021
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    September 22, 2021
    This performance is rescheduled to September 22, 2021, with an added date on September 23. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
    September 24, 2021
    Part of the Celebration of Dance Series
    September 29, 2021
    Fifteentime GRAMMY® Awardwinner Ricky Skaggs' career is easily among the most significant in recent country music history. If Skaggs' burgeoning trophy case full of awards wasn't already enough evidence of that fact, consider that legendary guitarist Chet Atkins once credited Skaggs with "singlehandedly saving country music." His life's path has taken him to various musical genres, from where it all began in bluegrass music, to striking out on new musical journeys, while still leaving his musical roots intact.
    October 8, 2021
    These performances are rescheduled to October 8-9, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
    October 10, 2021
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    October 15, 2021
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    October 16, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for October 16, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    October 17, 2021
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    October 22, 2021
    These performances are rescheduled to October 22-23, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
    October 27, 2021
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    October 29, 2021
    These performances are rescheduled to October 29-30, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
    November 18, 2021
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    December 3, 2021
    These performances are rescheduled to December 3-4, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.



    Part of the Celebration of Dance Series
    January 21, 2022
    Part of the Great Performances Series
    February 5, 2022
    These performances are rescheduled to February 5-6, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
    February 11, 2022
    Part of the Celebration of Dance Series
    February 26, 2022
    These concerts have been rescheduled for February 26, 2022. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the recent coronavirus outbreak.
    March 18, 2022
    These performances are rescheduled to March 18-19, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.



    Part of the Celebration of Dance Series
    April 8, 2022
    Part of the Great Performances Series
    May 6, 2022
    These performances are rescheduled to May 6-7, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.



    Part of the Family Spotlight Series
    June 10, 2022
    This concert has been rescheduled for June 10, 2022. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.